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. oops. last year florida's new republican governor, governor rick scott, decided he was not going to make that mistake again. rather than expand opportunities for voting the way florida's two previous republican governors had done, the new one, republican governor rick scott, decided he would cut the days for early voting almost in half in order to make voting harder. look. at least that's how it works. tah-dah! long, long, long lines for early voting in polling places across florida. except this year it's long lines with no relief in sight. we have been getting pictures like this from voters who live in florida emp since early voting started in the state. this is how democracy works in florida this year. look at this. get in line. wait and wait. wait an hour. wait four hours. wait five hours. more. yesterday florida democrats and the nonpartisan group the league of women voters asked the republican governor rick scott to do something about the long lines. they asked him to add a day of voting, to open the polls on the last sunday before the election when many african-americans us
of the state, rick scott, to extend early voting hours. and what do you think he said? well, the republican said no. rick scott told reporters, i want everybody to get out and vote, but early voting ends saturday night. make no mistake, democrats have been fighting successfully against unfair voter i.d. laws and purged lists. but the threat remains, some voting advocates expect a record number of voter challenges. the best advice, vote anyway. don't get bullied at the polls, and don't give up. i'm joined tonight by ohio state senator nina turner, also with us tonight is judith brown dianis, the co-director of the advancement project. judith, let me ask you first, what is the biggest threat at the polls as you see it right now? >> sure. well, thanks for having me, ed. we have moved from politicians who have tried to manipulate the laws to restrict the vote to now these partisan operatives. you know, in ohio you have husted, the secretary of state, who has been on a relentless effort to restrict the vote, who now admits there has been a glitch in the computer system. 33,000 people who registe
. and record turn out that ends today. and reporting wait times bill nelson is asking rick scott to issue an emergency order to extend voting hours through sunday. steve live in a polling station in tampa. and any chances they extend early voting? >> florida's governor will not extend early voting in sunday last people in line 7 o'clock tonight get to vote and there is a few left here in the tampa polling place. lines here one-two hours in the day and some places in miami-dade county, lines at some points in the day between four and five. they have a complicated and long ballot and len constitutional amendments on the ballot and people here being patient and consider their votes here in the key state were important. >> it is important to vote. no matter how old or young you are. i want my voice heard, i guess. >> and hillsborough county went with the winner of every presidential election since 1960 except one. four million people have voted early voting or absentee ballot. >> you have a quick question. you said that voting stops at seveno'clock p.m. but if you are in line you can stay and
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